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[-] [email protected] 147 points 4 weeks ago

Animal sounds are to get the kid to try out mouth noises as practice for more complex verbal expression.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago

I've met people who speak as if they've never tried to make any of these sounds.

They don't sound very good when you hear them.

[-] [email protected] 109 points 4 weeks ago

I know nothing of childhood development, but considering the sound a cow makes is different depending on the language of the speaker, I'd assume it's less about teaching children the sound a cow makes and more about teaching the sounds that exist in your language.

[-] [email protected] 50 points 4 weeks ago

Exactly. I'm not exactly an expert on the topic, but we've been visiting speech therapist with my daughter since she was 3 years. It's all about learning the sounds that you will use, and connecting the sounds to animals is just to make it fun.

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[-] [email protected] 94 points 4 weeks ago

Basic verbal building blocks and a fun way to get kids speaking. It's like how a lot of schoolwork isn't really going to serve you much in life, but the habits / work ethic you pick up from it definitely will.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

schoolwork builds habits and work ethic?

If anything it just taught me that life is bullshit and nothing matters because it's all manufactured, but maybe that's what i get for not being impressionable.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

Well for people who aren't hopelessly broken, it can be very beneficial

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

that's cool, so what are we doing for people who are hopelessly broken?

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

cool, so i get to moo at people to pretend like im normal, cool.

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

i don't think i'm getting it, can you moo at me for example?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Which direction are you from Michigan?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

sure, good enough.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

If it's not a skill you can apply in a toxic warehouse/office we should not teach it at all

/s for psychotic anarcho capitalists

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[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Not to mention testing/practicing recall.

[-] [email protected] 75 points 4 weeks ago

I've mooed at cows and had them moo back. Granted, I don't speak cow, so it could've told me either, "thank you," "nice weather we're having," or "go fuck yourself."

[-] [email protected] 33 points 4 weeks ago

What they're saying is a moo point.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

You know, like a cow's opinion

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[-] [email protected] 11 points 4 weeks ago

"they have spoken the words of our elders, maybe humankind and cowkind share the same ancestry?"

...and thus, the cow level was born.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

I think moo know what they were saying. Moo should not lie to us.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago

Cows can tell you're not a cow and can't speak cow, but probably recognize an attempt to communicate.

Or is that cats? Maybe possibly it works for cows too.

[-] [email protected] 63 points 4 weeks ago

If you never moo'd at a cow or baa'd at a sheep you never lived

[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

Cows don't even go moo most of the time.

They go NEURRRGH NEURRRGH

[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah sheep go "MEH" like they're singularly unimpressed at everything

[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 weeks ago

Thank you! Somebody else gets it!

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 4 weeks ago

So this is why I get death stares from cows; not speaking to them in their native language.

When I was a kid, my sister and I would play a game on road trips called, "Hey Cow!" It's a Midwestern game.

Basically, you hang your head out the car window when you see a field of cows, and scream, "HEY COW!!" at the top of your lungs. You get a point for every cow that looks at you. You take turns yelling at cows until the road trip is over, or until you lose your voice. Usually, it was the latter.

My mother let us play this game because we would lose our voices early on, and then the rest of the road trip would be silent.

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

Did any people ever look up?

[-] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

We usually played this game out in the Midwest farmlands, so there was rarely any people in the cow pastures. But yes, if there were any people out there, they would look up too.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 4 weeks ago

Well if you had learned about the animal sounds you'd know why the cow didn't say thank you

[-] [email protected] 16 points 4 weeks ago

Hmm... not that I know such things but I think kids have a natural fascination with animals. Go along the path that works.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

This sounds likely. I’d have to imagine at that stage of life the very concept of learning how to learn something for the first time is monumental.

What they’re learning isn’t as important as learning something for the first time. Since animals are so interesting, it sounds like a reasonable thing to start with.

I imagine it also has to do with establishing and reinforcing the concept that “things make noises and so can you”

[-] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

It's pretty useful to know what animal you're dealing with just from the sounds, no?

[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

I still moo at every cow I see. It feels right.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I never see a real cow in day-to-day life, so I only moo in the dairy isle.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

Look, I'm just saying that sometimes I'm up on my cow-brained bullshit mooooooooooooo

And also what if you have to learn COW

[-] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago
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